Cede Sports, formerly The Sports Outreach Group, was born out of a need to provide a sports ministry built upon relational outreach. Bob Dyar founded the ministry after recognizing a gap which existed with both churches and sports chaplains: the lack of access to relational models of ministry to meet people where they are.
We believe sports opens the door, but to make a long-term impact, we must be a part of people’s lives. We demonstrate our faith through day-to-day living and doing, not simply telling.
Our history includes name changes, new staff and over 20 years of growth. However, our vision to mobilize churches and chaplains has remained constant. Our hope will always be to see God continue to use the universal language of sports to reach others for his glory.